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Fresno City Council honors Women of the Year for 2017

Fresno City Councilman Paul Caprioglio, left, and Police Chief Jerry Dyer, right, recognize Roselyn "Roz" Clark for her leadership of Fresno's Neighborhood Watch program. Clark was one of seven women celebrated Thursday by the Fresno City Council as the city's Women of the Year.
Fresno City Councilman Paul Caprioglio, left, and Police Chief Jerry Dyer, right, recognize Roselyn "Roz" Clark for her leadership of Fresno's Neighborhood Watch program. Clark was one of seven women celebrated Thursday by the Fresno City Council as the city's Women of the Year. tsheehan@fresnobee.com

Seven women are being celebrated by the Fresno City Council – one in each council district – as the city’s Women of the Year for 2017.

Council members honored the recipients in a ceremony at the start of Thursday’s City Council meeting as part of its recognition of Women’s History Month. They are:

▪ Attorney Patience Milrod, recognized by District 1 Councilwoman Esmeralda Soria.

▪ Pinedale Neighborhood Resource Center director Linda Amparano, recognized by District 2 Councilman Steve Brandau.

▪ Fresno County Economic Development Corporation president/CEO Lee Ann Eager, recognized by District 3 Councilman Oliver Baines.

▪ Neighborhood Watch Program leader Roselyn “Roz” Clark, recognized by District 4 Councilman Paul Caprioglio.

▪ Businesswoman and community advocate Penny Raven, recognized by District 5 Councilman Luis Chavez.

▪ Educator Gail Pifferini, recognized by District 6 Councilman Garry Bredefeld.

▪ Fresno World Impact community ministry leader Kim Contreras, recognized by District 7 Councilman and Council President Clint Olivier.

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